French: Grisin étoilé German: Tropfenflügel-Ameisenfänger Spanish: Hormiguerito del Quijos
Subspecies and Distribution
M. q. boucardi
(P. L. Sclater, 1858) – E Mexico (E Veracruz and NE Oaxaca E to S Campeche and S Quintana Roo), Belize, E Guatemala and N Honduras.
M. q. virgatus
(Lawrence, 1863) – SE Honduras and E Nicaragua S to W Panama (E to E Panamá Province and W San Blas, locally on Pacific slope).
M. q. consobrina
(P. L. Sclater, 1860) – E Panama (E San Blas, Darién), W & NC Colombia and W Ecuador (S to Guayas).
M. q. microstictus
(Berlepsch, 1908) – NE Amazonian Brazil (N Roraima, extreme NE Pará, Amapá), S Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.
M. q. quixensis
(Cornalia, 1849) – S Colombia (Putumayo, Caquetá), E Ecuador and NE Peru (N Loreto N of R Marañón and R Amazon).
M. q. intercedens
J. T. Zimmer, 1932 – lowlands of C Peru (S of R Amazon and along both banks of R Ucayali) and SW Amazonian Brazil (E to R Madeira).
M. q. nigriventris
Carriker, 1930 – E slope and base of Andes in C Peru (San Martín S to N Cuzco).
M. q. albicauda
Carriker, 1932 – SE Peru (S Cuzco, SE Ucayali, Madre de Dios, Puno) and adjacent N Bolivia (Pando).
M. q. bicolor
(Pelzeln, 1868) – SC Amazonian Brazil (R Madeira E to R Tapajós and R Teles Pires, S to Rondônia and N & W Mato Grosso).
M. q. emiliae
Chapman, 1921 – R Tapajós E to R Tocantins and S to extreme N Mato Grosso (NE of R Teles Pires).
11–12 cm; 7·5–11·5 g. Long tail graduated. Male nominate race is mostly black; partly concealed white interscapular patch extending to rump;... read more
Loudsong an accelerating series of notes that shorten in length, varies among races in such... read more
Mid-storey of humid lowland and foothill evergreen-forest borders, light-gaps within primary forest... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on a variety of insects, including orthopterans, hemipterans, and adult and larval lepidopterans; also on spiders. Stomach contents... read more
May–Jul in Mexico and Belize, Jan–Aug in Costa Rica and Feb–Jul in Panama; probably Feb–Sept in Surinam, and adults... read more
None recorded; presumed resident throughout range.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common but patchily distributed throughout most of its extensive range. This includes numerous large protected areas, examples of which are:... read more
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